Too Cold?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chad, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. chad

    chad In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2007
    Pittston, Maine
    I've just discovered that one of my young hens is setting a clutch of eggs in a big dog house on my place. Today is very chilly with high winds, but temps are getting in the 30s and 40s here generally. She's just begun, I think, so we probably have a couple of weeks at least before the chicks hatch.

    Will it be too cold for the new chicks if daytime temps are in the 40s when they hatch? Should I keep a close eye and move them into a brooder when they do hatch? Or do you think they'll be o.k.?
  2. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    as long as they have mom they should be okay.[​IMG]

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